Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  By RICK GETHIN  |  Last updated 8/19/13
In late October 2012, John Davidson arrived to Columbus to take on the role of President of Hockey Operations for the Blue Jackets. In the span of ten short months, he has changed the culture of not only the organization, but also a fervent fan base. Davidson has also assembled a brain trust in Columbus that many clubs would like to have. This group includes General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Assistant GM Chris MacFarland, Assistant GM Bill Zito and Senior Advisor (Hockey Operations) Craig Patrick. He is credited with the culture change surrounding the Blue Jackets, but to what does he attribute the exciting 19-5-5 run that the club went on to close out the lockout-shortened 2012-2013 season? I think we, as a team, played to our strengths, Davidson said. And, that was keeping the puck out of the net as a team. That meant goaltending. That meant the penalty kill. That meant, as a team, to be committed on the defensive side of the puck and not cheat. It also meant thinking offense befo...
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